ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENT
JOB NO.: 91630-AS
Work Type: Staff-Full Time
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support
Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable
Position Vacancy ID: 91630-AS
Working Title: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENT
Official Title: STUDENT SERVICES CORD(T25DN)
Hiring Department: A042510-DEAN OF STUDENTS/ADMINISTRATION/CFYEX
Anticipated Begin Date: SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Minimum $51,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Degree and Area of Specialization:
Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred. Degrees must be in higher education/student affairs administration, college student development, educational/counseling psychology, curriculum and instruction, or a related field.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in higher education, preferably with first-year seminars, the first-year experience, undergraduate teaching and learning initiatives, curriculum development, new student programs, and/or student or academic affairs administration.
The successful candidate will demonstrate experience and strength in the following areas:
1. Understanding of the first-year experience, and related scholarship and practice
2. Knowledge of student learning and development theory and practice
3. Academic assessment skills, and the ability to use data in decision-making
4. College level course administration
5. Instructor and peer educator training and development
6. Teaching undergraduate students, preferably in a first-year seminar
7. Incorporating practices to create a socially just and inclusive classroom environment
8. Supervision of students and professional staff members
9. Collaborative and diplomatic relationship style
10. Working collaboratively and effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds
11. Writing and interpersonal communications skills
12. Ability to build partnerships and work within a team environment to accomplish goals
13. Self-initiation and creative thinking
14. Flexibility and adaptability to change
15. Understanding of public higher education environment
The Assistant Director of Academic Engagement provides leadership, guidance, and advocacy for initiatives that support student academic success at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This includes, but is not limited to, collaborating across units to support first-year seminars; tutoring and learning support initiatives; and instructor, teaching assistant, and peer educator development. The Assistant Director supervises the Coordinator of Academic Engagement, and the two Greater University Tutoring Service (GUTS) Graduate Co-Directors. This position reports to the Director of the Center for the First-Year Experience.
The Center for the First-Year Experience (CFYE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison leads the campus in examining, informing, cultivating, facilitating, and enhancing the first-year experience for all undergraduate transfer and freshman students. The department works collaboratively with every school and college, faculty in key departments, the Provost's Office, the Division of Enrollment Management, and the Division of Student Life to coordinate orientation programs and lead first-year initiatives. The Association of American Colleges and Universities Liberal Education America's Promise (LEAP) essential learning outcomes guide our work. UW-Madison enrolls approximately 1,100 new transfer students and 6,400 freshmen each academic year.
The mission of the Division of Student Life is to cultivate, advance, and interconnect the academic, professional, personal, and social development of students and to champion a respectful, globally aware and diverse university community.
We actively advance social justice through our work and purposefully strive to offer an affirming environment for all. We are committed to creating working, learning, and living environments in which everyone has the opportunity to develop their potential and contribute fully to the university community.
The Division of Student Life promotes excellence by seeking diverse talent to join us in this important work. We invite all qualified individuals to apply.
The university, the division and all departments are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers.
Instructions to applicants:
Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system by the deadline date to ensure consideration. Applicants should submit a current resume and a cover letter that addresses how their experiences and skills match the qualifications and responsibilities of this position. Finalists will be asked to provide a list of professional references.
PLEASE NOTE: The online application system locks out all applicants at 11:55 PM Central Standard Time on the application deadline date. Online submissions must be COMPLETED by 11:55 PM Central Standard Time on the deadline date.
Additional Link: Full Position Details
NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
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Advertised: 03 Aug 2017 Central Daylight Time
Application Close: 23 Aug 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time